Press release from the Folk Heritage Committee:
The Folk Heritage Committee is delighted to announce it will re-stream last summer’s 93rd Annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival® on February 11-21, 2021. Because of state, county and city COVID-19 restrictions on mass gatherings, the Folk Heritage Committee encourages you to join us online for a unique celebration of this long-standing traditional event. You can find links to our Facebook and YouTube pages from www.folkheritage.org.
On those days, please join us again to re-live the magic online allowing you to move your feet to high-energy, hand-clapping Bluegrass; enjoy a waltz with your favorite partner; sing along with ballads handed down from early Appalachian settlers; learn a few clogging steps and dance figures; and enjoy master storytellers as they take you to another place and time all in the comfort and safety of your home.
The Mountain Dance and Folk Festival event features long-standing as well as the newest generation of traditional and mountain string bands, ballad singers, and big circle mountain dancers and cloggers, resulting in fun-filled and authentic evenings enjoyed by kith and kin of all ages.
The non-profit, all-volunteer Folk Heritage Committee’s mission is to preserve and present the musical heritage of the Southern Appalachian Mountains to audiences from throughout the region and world, for entertainment and education, by producing the annual Shindig on the Green® and the Mountain Dance and Folk Festival® events.
For more info about the 55th Season of Shindig on the Green® or the 94th annual Mountain Dance and Folk Festival®, visit www.folkheritage.org or call Brian Carter: 828-335-1263.